Former business partner of Kanye West claims he cannot locate the unpredictable musician in order to serve him with legal paperwork.
According to the New York Post, Thomas St. John is seeking to identify West — legal name “Ye” — in order to serve him with a $4.5 million lawsuit.
St. John was once the business manager at West.
According to The Sun, he is accusing West of breaching an 18-month guaranteed employment contract and refusing to pay him $900,000 for the three months he worked for West before being fired.
During a heated argument with the international accountant in January, West, 45, reportedly fired St. John, according to the international accountant’s court petition.
St. John claims he is entitled $4.5 million in accordance with the agreement, including $900,000. He stated that he was unable to serve West with a copy of the complaint at three of his California residences.
According to the Sun, the accountant’s attorneys stated in a court filing, “For Mr. West, despite our diligent efforts, we were unable to ascertain his current residential address, and therefore, have not yet made attempts to serve him personally.”
“Instead, we have attempted to service him by mail at multiple possible addresses.”
St. John stated in the petition that he has had difficulty locating a new attorney for West in the case.
“We were advised about a new law firm for defendants, but not a specific point of contact.
“We subsequently learned of information in the news that the law firm identified as new counsel was not affiliated with the defendants.”
A tweet from the hip-hop publication Daily Loud labeled West as “missing,” despite the unpredictable artist’s previous public appearances.
Kanye West has reportedly been missing and unable to find for weeks according to his ex-business manager. pic.twitter.com/OkAfMiWr4I
— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) December 28, 2022
After a December interview on the website Infowars in which he voiced admiration for Nazism, West has received much condemnation.
According to The Washington Post, the rap musician declared his sympathy for German dictator Adolf Hitler in the interview.
“Every human being has value that they brought to the table, especially Hitler,” West asserted, according to the New York Post.
The court has scheduled a case management session for April, as reported by the Sun.